What’s the point in having conversations if you can’t steal the best lines? I’ve written stand-up, sketches and performances for myself (see my ‘performance’ page), as well as scripts that have been produced on stage and screen in the UK, Canada, and Australia. I’ve also worked as a scriptwriting consultant, script-reader and dramaturge.

I am Ruthie Segal, Hear Me Roar
Knish Collective, 2009

I co-wrote this short musical comedy film about a fantasy bat mitzvah. The screenplay won the 2009 UK Jewish Film Festival short award. The film has been screened in London and Toronto.

CNN Special Report: The Fighting Feminists
Goldsmiths University, 2007

I was a writer-in-residence at the Women’s Art Library (at Goldsmiths University) where I wrote this comic parody of a feminist debate starring figures from the art world and academia. An adaptation was published in ‘The Moon’ to accompany the Tate performance event ‘Once More With Feeling.’

Cyclo-Analysis
Edinburgh Festival, 2004

My absurd comedy about psychiatrists was staged in London, Edinburgh and Australia, and was called: ‘glorious madness… a madcap writer’ – The Scotsman; ‘exciting… well-crafted… a hilariously funny romp’ – The Edinburgh Guide.

A Monster’s Calling
National Film Board of Canada, 2001

I worked as a script-writing consultant for the National Film Board of Canada on this animated short.